Apr 23, 2013 3:00am PDT
chuck grassley about the future of the legislation. take a look. >> a few ways to improve the bill all for an amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly those who were pointing to what happened. the terrible tragedy in boston as a -- i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months oer years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i didn't say you did. i don't mean you, mr. grassley. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate the senator demeaning the witnesses that have come here. >> earlier, senator patrick leahy who chairs the judiciary committee opened the hearing with some tough words for his republican counterparts. >> last week, opponents of comprehensive immigration reform began to exploit the boston marathon bombing. i urge restraint in that regard. refugees and asylum seekers have enriched the fabric of this country from our founding. let no one be so cruel as try to use the heinous acts of these two young men last week to derail the dreams and futures of millions of hardworking people.
Apr 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
hispanic when they're radical islamists. >> chuck grassley from iowa had this to say on immigration reform on friday. >> given the events of this week, it's important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system. while we don't yet know the immigration status of people who terrorized the communities in massachusetts when we find out it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system. >> actually, senator, maybe the weakness is in trying to tie terrorism to immigration. at the table, msnbc contributor and georgetown university professor, michael dyson and ari melber. >> former south carolina gop chair katon dawson and za here ali. gang of 8 in the midst of all this, gang of 8 puts out the immigration report. marco rubio does a kind of here's the talking points from it. border control, border control is the fundamental thing that we hear coming out of what is meant to be an immigration change, something new. yet, the language is still primarily this language about border control. >> i think it goes back to the republican primary for president. rick perry probabl